Founded in 1899, Birmingham Settlement is one of the oldest charities in Birmingham.

Part of a movement of social reform activists outraged by the plight of the poor in the 19th century, originally Birmingham Settlement’s work concentrated on providing support to women and families in the seriously deprived St Mary’s area, now known as Newtown. Now our breadth of work is much wider and reaches more communities in Birmingham. We are now based in the heart of Aston but also have a new hub in Kitts Green which serves the Hodge Hill community and deliver services on an outreach basis across Birmingham.

Person specification

You will have excellent leadership qualities with ability to motivate and inspire to get the best out of people and as part of the Settlement’s leadership team, you will play a key role in supporting the sustainability of the charity with the development and implementation of longer term strategic plans. This is a very busy, but rewarding, hands on front facing role that cuts across all aspects of the charity.

About the role

Prior to lockdown the Settlement reviewed its strategic aims for the medium and long term; the outcome included a commitment to several new and exciting developments including a new Wellbeing Centre by Edgbaston Reservoir and a large Youth/Community Centre in Kingstanding. Despite Covid-19 we are now delivering on those commitments and have entered a period of significant growth; as part of that growth we are looking to appoint an energetic and committed Social Enterprise Manager to help us continue to build and deliver our vision for the future.

This is a new role leading in the development of the Settlement’s core assets – building partnerships and programmes to grow earned and funded income. To be successful, you will have a proven track record in developing new and growing existing services – maximising both people and physical resources. You will work across all Settlement service areas ensuring our people have the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals, creating opportunities for individuals to grow and influence the services they want and need.

For more information, download the full Job Description (PDF) and Background Information (PDF).

How to apply

Go to our website to learn more about what we do at Birmingham Settlement.

Download an application pack from our Vacancies page or alternatively you can request one by phone: 0121 250 0760,  email: or write to Human Resources, Birmingham Settlement – Aston, 359-361 Witton Road, Birmingham B6 6NS

Please note

For an informal chat ring Saran Layal on 07458 306 100

Closing date: 12pm, Monday 5th October 2020

Interviews: Tuesday 13th October 2019

Birmingham Settlement is committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Registered charity number 517303